Grades 6-9 (Michigan)

New Frontiers is designed for boys and girls who have completed grades 6-9

  • New Frontiers is suited to middle school campers and their desire for high-energy experiences
  • All week long, your camper will be nurtured by a passionate, joyful, and highly trained Christian counselor
  • Your camper will spend their week with the same small group of cabin mates and counselors
  • Activities are a mix of both high-intensity and low intensity. Your camper will experience high adventure, waterfront, and target sports activities as well as enjoy socially focused activities such as volleyball and battle bows.
  • You can choose a camp program such as Horses, Paintball, classic, and more.
  • The daily agenda is designed to integrate faith and fun, while also nurturing interpersonal relationships.
  • Check out the unique housing options that your child will be staying in.

How New Frontiers is suited for middle school campers

Programming geared towards middle school campers

Teens tend to crave more interactions with their peers and high energy situations in larger groups. That's exactly what they will get in New Frontiers. It's a large centralized camping experience that combines the fun and energy created by a large group dynamic, while still keeping hold of the value placed on the intimate relationship between counselor and camper.

Daily Bible reflection - solo time and small group

Solo time in the morning introduces the Bible story of the day. Campers read this on their own and answer questions individually. Counselors then lead a brief small group discussion time. Around lunch time, the small group discusses the same story from the morning to provide another way for the campers to connect with the key characters and principles.

Drama, bands, and small group to help process life issues

Club is a time of funny skits, a worship set with the band, and a dramatic performance. The performances present real life issues for middle school campers that are processed afterwards in a small group.

Epic events in the evenings

Every evening, we have a fun, epic event for all New Frontiers campers. This is a time to bring everyone together and pull off something big! Crud Wars is the tradition - think giant mud war with as many as 400 middle schoolers.

"SpringHill is a fun, safe environment for kids to strengthen relationships and gain confidence while learning about the teachings of the bible."

Camper Parent

How we care for your middle school camper

Helping your child grow in their faith

As a parent, we know it's important to see your child grow in their faith.This is also extremely important to us, and one of our main goals while your child is at SpringHill. Our counselors are young, passionate, fun role-models who are open about their love for God and God's love for your child. Our top goal is to integrate faith and fun throughout each day of camp, and counselors are always ready to deliver a life lesson during fun activities.

Camp Counselors are emotionally invested in your child

Your child will be with the same counselors the entire week.This gives counselors the time to get to know your child and become emotionally invested in their lives. A counselor's sole purpose is to build a genuine relationship with your camper and make sure they are well taken care of and included at camp.

Your camper is never alone

Counselors stay in cabins with campers and spend the whole day with these cabin groups, participating in activities and leading small group sessions. We have additional counselors who run activities during the day and stay with your campers at night to provide extra support both at activities and in the cabins. This ensures that campers are never left alone and still get the individualized attention that they need.

Special care for campers missing home

Homesickness is not uncommon at camp - usually because it may be a child's first time away from home for an extended period of time. We are aware of this and love to care for and pray for each child who is having a difficult time being away from home. Most of the time, homesickness occurs right before bed, so our counselors are trained in how to anticipate and care for your child.

Trained medical staff to manage your child's medical needs

Working with our professional medical staff, counselors ensure campers receive the treatment and medications they need. If your camper takes medications, they will receive the right dose at the right time, every day.

Policies and procedures to ensure your child's safety

At every level, staff members are not permitted to be alone with campers. Campers and staff must always be within view of others or in groups of at least three. Additionally, we make it a point to help educate parents on how to keep their children safe.

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"Meeting loving counselors and having them be a positive influence created a great experience for my son."

Camper Parent

Typical day for middle school campers campers

7:30am
Morning Watch - Solo devotional time then meet together in a smaller group
8:30am
Breakfast
9:30am
Daily Event - After breakfast, campers unite with their area to participate in a large group game event
10:30am
Morning Activities - Campers will have an action-packed morning filled with adventurous activities
12:00pm
Focus Talk - Large group time utilizing Bible character monologues for teaching, with a small group afterwards
1:00pm
Lunch
2:15pm
Afternoon Activities - The afternoon is filled with more exciting activities!
5:45pm
Trading Post
7:00pm
Dinner
8:00pm
Evening Events - After dinner, campers unite with their area to participate in a large group evening event
9:00pm
Club with a theme drama
10:00pm
Small Groups
11:00pm
Lights Out

"Camp is well organized, safe, clean, excellent counselor to camper ratio, fun for campers, and integrates Christian stories with fun activities."

Camper Parent

Unforgettable activities

Zipline

Are you ready for a summer camp blast? Well here's a heart-pumping, awesome experience - flying through the air on SpringHill's largest zipline!

Kayaking, Canoeing, and Stand-Up Paddleboards

Get ready to learn the fundamentals of boating at SpringHill Michigan summer camp! You'll venture out with your camp counselor on a canoe or kayak and learn how to navigate your way through the summer camp waters

The Gusher

Here's a new twist on the waterslide! Get ready to slip down the SpringHill Michigan summer camp gusher for a giant splash in the lake. Getting your feet wet has never been so fun!

Climbing Walls

On our 50 foot climbing wall, there are a variety of different routes to test our your skills at any climbing level.

Blobs

If you love the water and bouncing through the air, then blobbing will be your new favorite activity at summer camp! The blob is a giant air cushion anchored in Lake Jasper. How high will you go?

Solo Challenge

Climb to new heights and push yourself out of your comfort zone to jump and score!

Trapshooting

Test your focus and aim at our trapshooting range and compete with your cabin to see who is the best marksman.

Creative housing options just for this age group

Lothlorien Cabins

Real log cabins that have electricity with a convenient bathhouse nearby. These cabins are divided into three bedrooms with a common room in the center.

Peaks

Named for mountain peaks throughout the U.S., these housing units are designed with your comfort in mind. The Peaks have inside showers and facilities.

The Provider

The C-123K Provider will provide you with one of the coolest housing units on camp. The Provider is a real plane that flew in the Vietnam and Korean Wars and now rests peacefully at SpringHill.

SpringHill Junction

Live for a week in one of nine different, restored cabooses that form the SpringHill Junction train line! Each one traveled from coast-to-coast and now provides a place for you to sleep.

Pick a program that that fits your camper

The difference between the Classic Overnight Program and one of the Major Overnight Programs is that the latter allows your camper to focus in on a particular area of camp for several hours each day. The Major Overnight Program allows them to spend more time developing specific skills and interests as opposed to sampling a wide variety of activities. They will still get to do some of the iconic activities such as the Zipline or the Blob. Cost varies per program.

Classic

Experience a variety of awesome activities! Travel to new heights on the zipline and climbing wall, before cooling off with a giant splash on the blob and the gusher! Take your time as you practice your aim at target sports! Let your creativity flow at crafts! All the while you'll be building relationships with your cabinmates and counselors, get ready to make some wonderful memories!

Horses

Hit the trails! Lessons are based on camper experience, giving everyone a chance to advance their skills from the barn to the arena! Hone your skills with the same horse every day throughout the week. Learn to post, barrel race, and maneuver your horse through our obstacle course. Only open to Girls for now.

The Plunge

Want more out of your camp experience? The plunge is two weeks of diving deeper into your faith while adventuring through what camp has to offer: zipline, climb, and splash through other wild activities. Complete service projects all around camp. Form deeper relationships through conversations and experiences with peers and positive Christian role models. Open to bothBoys and Girls.

Water Sports

Head out for wakeboarding, waterskiing, and tubing on Rose Lake. Catch up on the basics and add a ton of sweet skills to your bag of tricks. Hone your skills and learn new tricks from our trained counselors. Form relationships with peers and positive Christian role models. Open to both Boys and Girls

High Adventure

High adventure serves as a sampler of some of our high adventure activities for kids to enjoy. Spend three hours everyday doing one of our many high adventure activities including zipline, rock climbing, solo challenge, outdoor high ropes course, and the indoor high-ropes course! Set individual goals and face fears. Develop teamwork and master the high ropes. Open to both Boys and Girls.

Paintball

Plug into a team and learn how strategy, communication, target practice, and teamwork can sharpen your paintball game! We provide the necessary equipment and instruct campers on how to use their markers safely. Only open to Boys for now.

Outdoor Adventure

Learn Leave No Trace Principles while exploring the outdoors! Campers also get experience building primitive shelters and fires. Gain a greater appreciation for the world around us on an afternoon canoeing adventure and an overnight backpacking experience!


Registering for 2019 Summer Camp

How to Register

The best way to get signed up is to register online.

Cancellation Policy

  • A deposit of $150 is required when registering
  • If cancellation is made after November 1, 2018, result is forfeiture of your deposit
  • Cancellations within 21 days prior to camp start date will result in forfeiture of one half the cost of camp
  • No-shows for a scheduled camp will result in forfeiture of the full camp fee

Available Discounts

Prices vary depending on the program and discounts are available in some situations.

  • Multiple-Week Campers - Campers who apply for two overnight camp sessions will receive a discount of $75 off the second week
  • Multiple-Camper Families - Overnight families that register more than two campers from their immediate family (i.e. brother, sister) will receive a discount of $100.00 per additional camper. This discount does not apply to campers attending more than one camp session

Please note that SpringHill does not stack discounts and will apply the best discount for the family.

Payment Plans

  • Fixed Monthly Amount - You set the monthly amount that you would like withdrawn from your account. The remaining balance will be automatically withdrawn on May 1, 2019
  • Monthly Payment Plan - Your total balance will be split evenly based on how many months are left before May 1, 2019. Remaining balance is due May 1, 2019
  • Installments - If an installment plan would make payment easier, we will be happy to work with you. If you register online, you can set the payment dates in the camper record. Payment in full must be received before camp begins

Scholarships & Financial Assistance

We want to provide a SpringHill Experience for all kids, regardless of financial circumstances or uncertainty. Scholarships are made possible every year through generous gifts of individuals and organizations. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a scholarship for everyone who applies.

2019 Scholarship Form

SpringHill Camps Scholarships
PO Box 100
Evart, MI 49631